Flipping 'G' Saddles

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  1. smitty_p

    smitty_p Well-Known Member

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    The rings, themselves, screw down at the four corners, but those are not adjusted. The pickup height is adjusted by two machine screws - one on each end of the ring. In my picture above, you can see a height adjustment screw at the center of the black ring.
     
  2. Robert Herndon

    Robert Herndon Well-Known Member

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    I was just thinking about how far the 4 mounting screws go in
     
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    Oh, I see. They don't go in very far. Maybe 3/8 to 1/2 inch. Often, the screws for the front ring are shorter than the neck ring, since it is thinner than the bridge ring.
     
  4. Robert Herndon

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    So, I would need to drill into the wood at the four corners....
     
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    Robert: can you see where the holes line up between the pup ring and the body?

    pickup_change_13.jpg
     
  6. Robert Herndon

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    Yes. Thanks. That makes sense!
     
  7. smitty_p

    smitty_p Well-Known Member

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    I don't know how it would work with your SG, though. You have the bat-wing pick guard. That pick guard functions as the pickup mount, as well. I believe you have a bathtub route underneath your pickguard, so I'm not sure there is any wood to which you can anchor rings. Others may be able to give more information about that.

    If you really wanted to try pickup rings, I suppose you could glue or screw them to the pickguard, itself, but I'd get a different pick guard, first. That way you won't end up modding the original. It may be easier to just try the foam trick to angle your pickups.
     
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    This ^
     
  9. Robert Herndon

    Robert Herndon Well-Known Member

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    That's what I was wondering!
     
  10. JohnnyGoo

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    i believe the pickup rings would be screwed onto the full batwing pickguard itself. just think of the pickguard as the body and line the rings up to the pickup holes.take a scribe or somethin and trace out the pickup ring and holes to make sure there centered
     
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    Just do the foam thing first.
     
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